All About Antioxidants
An antioxidant is a molecule that protects the cells of the body from harm. Many fresh fruits and veggies have antioxidants. These molecules are also found in:
• Some spices
There are many antioxidant families. A few are:
• Vitamins like A, C, and E
Research shows that a plant-based diet is a healthy way to eat. This is a diet of mostly fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds. Eating mostly these foods can help protect against:
• Cardiovascular disease
Next time you are choosing a meal or snack, think about antioxidants. Include some fresh fruits or veggies with every meal.